SOMALIA: AL-SHABAAB PUBLICLY EXECUTED TWO MEN
July 7, 2016: The Al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabaab fighters in central Somalia publicly executed two men by firing squad in the afternoon, for killing unarmed civilians in the past. Sources say a firing squad from Al-Shabaab carried out the execution against the men at a square in the coastalÂ city of Harardhere in Mudug province which is controlled by the militants. A local court belonging to Al-Shabaab has sentenced the two men whose names have been identified as Abdirahman Dhuhul Abdulle, 22, and Abdi Muse Hayle, 25, to death penalty in vengeance for previous two civilian killing.
The sources who spoke to Radio Shabelle on condition of anonymity by phone, said hundreds of residents, including women and children have watched to execution of the two men.
Somaliaâ€™s central town of Haradhere, formerly a pirate hub is currently serving as the biggest operations and financial core for Al-Shabaab fighters in Mudug region situated in the Galmudug regional state. (Source: Shabelle News, 07/07/2016)